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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/26/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes
Date & Time Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
PNC Arena
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +205 / Carolina Hurricanes -250 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSSE, FSW
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NHL | Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes
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The Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The Los Angeles Kings could use a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 17 goals, Drew Doughty has 28 assists and Dustin Brown has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 99 goals on 949 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 41 goals on 552 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.

The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 24 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 38 assists and Justin Williams has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Curtis McElhinney has given up 54 goals on 702 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 76 goals on 773 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.

The Kings are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog and 0-6 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The Hurricanes are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 8-3 in their last 11 home games. The over is 7-2 in Kings last 9 road games. The under is 7-1 in Hurricanes last 8 overall. The Kings are 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in Carolina and the home team is 17-5-1 in the last 23 meetings.

The Los Angeles Kings just can't catch a break during this eight-game losing streak, and now they're on the end of a back-to-back, going up against one of the hotter teams in the league. The Carolina Hurricanes have been brilliant defensively as of late and have done a lot of their recent damage on the road, which makes this stretch even more impressive. The home team has also won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Kings and Hurricanes. The price is a bit steep, but the Hurricanes should cruise here, adding to the Kings misery. 

Pick:
Carolina Hurricanes -250

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